Epithelioid Hyalinizing Sarcoma With MGA-NUTM1 Fusion.

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OBJECTIVES: Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of tumors derived from the mesenchymal origin. Historically, they have been classified according to morphologic and immunohistochemical characteristics. The advent of multiplexed next-generation sequencing (NGS), specifically RNA sequencing, has modified the classification of such tumors and others by determining categorization based on molecular alterations. The NUTM1 rearrangement, previously thought to be present only in carcinomas, has recently been reported in poorly differentiated high-grade sarcomas of the soft tissue. We present the first reported case of an epithelioid hyalinizing sarcoma harboring the MGA-NUTM1 fusion in an acral site. METHODS: Histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular testing were performed on resection tissue. RESULTS: Histologically, the tumor showed an epithelioid morphology with prominent background hyalinization. Immunohistochemically, the tumor expressed CD99 and nuclear NUT-1. By NGS the tumor harbors MGA-NUTM1 fusion. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support more extensive use of NGS for accurate sarcoma classification and identification of potential therapeutic targets. Furthermore, they corroborate the fact that NUTM1-rearranged soft tissue tumors represent a spectrum of heterogeneous morphologic entities. This case also highlights the utility of NUT-1 immunohistochemical study as a possible screening tool for NUTM1-fused sarcomas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Underwood, CIM; Cardona, DM; Bentley, RC; Shen, G; Feng, X; Jour, G; Al-Rohil, RN

Published Date

  • November 4, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 154 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 859 - 866

PubMed ID

  • 32880623

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-7722

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa113


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England